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CBS
Oct 6, 2012 8:00am EDT
battle in a small texas town over football and religion. a judge has to decide whether cheerleaders can use religious messages during games. >>> and with more how the controversy is playing out. >> reporter: good morning. the game was the first since a judge heard arguments about whether the cheerleaders must stop using biblical messages. around here religion and high school football are two things people are passionate about. friday night under the lights in texas with the band, the fans, the players and something different, a banner with a christian message written by the school's cheerleaders. >> we thought it would be a great message. >> reporter: that message is at the center of a legal battle. the school superintendent banned the religious themed banners last month when it was claimed they violated the separation of church and state. the judge allowed the practice to continue until he rules and last night there were more religious signs than ever before. and friends and family who say the cheerleaders messages on the banners are free speech. >> both the united states constitution
CBS
Oct 8, 2012 7:00pm EDT
behind the first amendment to call the members of a particular religion savages. i have no dogs in this hunt, but the ad for israel does not pass muster. it just insults the followers or islam. this is progress? well no, john, it's not exactly progress. i have to ask you, what would it mean if the judge ruled the opposite way? would it be progress to say that ads could be banned because people don't like the message? i've never been sure where we should draw those lines, is most of the time, i argue the courts are right to err on the side of more speech, not less. and then there was this on the hit that took out robert griffin, iii, in yesterday's redskins game. craig from king george, virginia, said that hit was illegal. griffin was sliding feet first when weatherspoon slammed his shoulder into the left side of his helmet. weatherspoon could have tackled rg3, but chose to launch at griffin's head. after bounty gate, it will be interesting to see how the commissioner handles this. you are the only person i've heard or seen that says that hit wasn't legal. in the eyes of the officials, g
CBS
Oct 8, 2012 4:00am EDT
among the overwhelming support for the girls there are signs that some believe religion has no place here including 2005 graduate lindsay. >> once you start doing it it's a slippery slope. here it's a very big christian community but what if somebody came out and wanted to put out a scripture from the koran or torah on it. you do it for one group you have to do it for everybody. >> if the judge says you can't do this any more what would it be like for you >> it would be crushing to our emphasis and football team and many of our citizens. >>> a football game sparked trouble in morgantown, west virginia. fans celebrating a victory started more than 40 fires in the street or in trash containers. five people were arrested. that kind of thing happens out there. coming up after your local news on cbs "this morning" newly uncovered audiotapes of president nixon's private conversations. i'm terrell brown. this is the morning news. and boost. ergent they keep my whites looking like new, wash after wash. that's my tide. so ditch the brown bag for something better. like our bacon ranch quesadil
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